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Insecure Times : Living with Insecurity in Modern Society - Michael Hill

Insecure Times

Living with Insecurity in Modern Society

By: Michael Hill (Editor), John Vail (Editor), Jane Wheelock (Editor)


Published: 15th July 1999
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At a time when families break up and employment is often short-term, society is increasingly forced to operate against a background of insecurity. Insecure Times looks at how this sense of risk and instability has affected the major institutions of social life.
With examples and research taken from a range of European and North American societies today, this innovative text on contemporary society discusses such major issues as:
* the causes of social and economic insecurity
* insecurity and modern capitalism
* the role of the state
* insecurity and housing
* contemporary family life.

Insecure times: conceptualising insecurity and securityp. 1
Generating insecurity
Who dreams of failure? Insecurity in modern capitalismp. 23
States of insecurity: the political foundations of insecurityp. 41
Insecurity: philosophy and psychologyp. 58
Institutionalising insecurity
Fear or opportunity? Insecurity in employmentp. 75
Insecurity and social securityp. 89
No place like home? Insecurity and housingp. 105
Nuclear fallout: divorce, kinship and the insecurities of contemporary family lifep. 119
Insecurity as lived experience
Narratives of insecurity in Teesside: environmental politics and health risksp. 137
Insecurities in contemporary country life: rural communities and social changep. 154
The road to nowhere: youth, insecurity and marginal transitionsp. 169
Boys will be boys: social insecurity and crimep. 184
Democratic vistas: imagining a twenty-first-century securityp. 199
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780415170949
ISBN-10: 041517094X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th July 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1